which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. -Ephesians 1:20 (KVJ)
and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavily places in Christ Jesus, -Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)
I saw something in the spirit as I was waking up this morning. I felt it coming before God opened my spiritual eyes to see it. I felt a heaviness, like I had been there before, so I was curious and didn’t resist it. I wasn’t sure of what it was because it felt like it was a part of me, sort of like I was sympathetic to it—it had a familiarity to it that was inviting me to take it on or in. I remember feeling full of ‘self’, self pity, self-conscious, sort of a sadness, grievous, nostalgic of old memories that was luring me in.
Then I saw it! God opened my eyes to see that it was wrapping me up as in a rug on the floor. It was dark and gray and wanted to envelope me to completely debilitate me. I began to wrestle with it in my mind. I knew it came to steal my joy, my freedom, my effectiveness and my creativity—it wanted to steal my very heart and soul. I knew I needed to rebuke it but I couldn’t find the words. I felt helpless.
At this point I was still waking up and thinking I was dreaming. Then I heard the Lord say, “COME UP HIGHER! You are seated at My right hand in Jesus!” When I heard Father say these words, I instantly was there in my spirit and in the name of Jesus, I rebuked the evil spirit off of my body and soul that was on the earth.
Fully awake now, I sat up in bed and I knew that if I had agreed with this evil spirit in my mind, it would have wrapped me up in it for days, leaving me to react and wrestle with it in my mind—my soul. When God spoke His words to me I realized that I had to respond by my spirit which is one with Christ’s Spirit as ‘we’ (Jesus and me) commanded it to go.
I heard the Lord say, “Satan can’t touch your born-again spirit, but he can touch your soul” I was not to react to the devil and wrestle with him in my soul (mind, will, and emotions), but simply respond by the Holy Spirit within me. The Lord also said that He isn’t going to rebuke the devil for me—this is something I have to choose to do myself.
We are to rise up in our One-with-Him Spirit, where we are seated in Christ at the right hand of God the Father, and rebuke the evil spirits off of us. By Christ’s authority it will cower down and leave immediately! Amen